Half of financial service firms' IT executives plan on leaving BlackBerry for good next year
The study, which surveyed 400 IT professionals at financial services firms, revealed that BlackBerry's share of mobile devices used in the financial services sector is currently 44%, and is forecast to drop to 30% in 2015. 49% of these IT executives said that they plan to phase out BlackBerry completely in the next 12 months. The biggest reason for making this switch is to make employees more productive.
These IT executives have good news for mobile device makers in general. More than 67% say that their CIO expects smartphone and tablets to replace desktop and laptop computers. Just yesterday, we told you that CaixaBank had ordered 30,000 Nokia Lumia 925 handsets for employees. And while the average organization in the study has a fleet of 7,430 handsets, that should double next year to 13,808.
source: MobileIron via FierceMobileit.com